Format: Catalog record

Finding aid URL: http://libcat.lafayette.edu/record=b2585782

The first 150 postcards of this collection are official portraits, political cartoons, caricatures, and editorials about the Russo-Japanese War (1904-1905). The next 100 cards illustrate, narrate and document Japan’s occupation and invasion of China from 1931 through 1945, including cards about the international diplomatic environment. Over 100 examples of cartoon postcards of Japanese military life, colonial rule, and warfare from the 1930s and 1940s comprise the next set. The remaining 250 cards provide a wide array of patriotic themes and visions of idealized life on the home front and in occupied territories. These include military songs and posters to commemorate important dates and years on the wartime ritual calendar. Included in the last section are 127 postcards from the collection Aikoku hyakunin issu.